Saturday, August 30, 2014

Oregon St vs PSU comments

The third quarter was generous to the Beavers. They are leading 26-14. 

Mannion is a saint, his surrounding assets are sucking. The TE's are very soft. If they had game Mannion could feed them. 

Raw effort by the team is good, but they are playing stupid. Still very sloppy in all facets.

Oregon State 2nd Qtr comments vs Portland State

This is sooooo embarrassing. The score should be 35-0. It's 14-13 PSU.

The offense and defense are completely sloppy and unprepared. At one point Portland State had more penalty yards than offensive yards. I am not sure the Beavers can play worse. 

If the Beavers lose this game......I don't know what I will do.  

Bright spots are the TE's(minus the boneheaded penalties). The offense is going to have to center on them this year. The height difference they bring is awesome. The only weak part is that they all look soft, none look in incredible physical shape. They have good hands, and can move(although not fast). 

Mannion is playing down to his teammates. He needs to ignore their shortcomings and make other players look good.

RB's look okay. OL looks horrible unless in pass protection. None of the WR's look good. This is going to be a TE//RB oriented offense this year. 

The DL and LB's need to play smart and physical. They are not using their heads this game. 

Oregon State 1Q comments vs Portland State

OSU- 6
PSU- 0

Sloppy. In all facets. Oregon State should be destroying PSU. 5 penalties is pathetic. 

This is on the coaching staff. The kids don't look prepared.

The offensive plays and over all scheme look good. But the offensive line is inexperienced. Once they develop, it should be awesome. The running game looks solid.

Mannion looks great BTW. The defense is looking good. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Small Ball

Oregon State released it's roster for the Portland St. game this week. 

My takeaway is that the defense looks small. DB's and LB's are 5'10" to 6'1".  Weights 178-230. 

Victor Bolden is also light. As well as his back ups. 

FYI- the Pac-12 is for big boys. Why OSU players are not beefing up is strange. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Tom Holmes, OSU Football Player

With all the social media about the ALS ice bucket challenge, it's important to me to remember a great Oregon State football player who died of ALS too young. Tom Holmes played defensive tackle for Oregon State 1991-1995. I only got to know him in 1991, my senior year. He was one of the nicest players I've ever met. I am not saying that because of the hoopla with ALS, he was really the nicest ever. On the field, that was a different matter.


I am all for the ice bucket challenge. Anything to bring awareness to this horrible condition is worth it in my opinion.

PS- the deal with the challenge is that you either take a full ice bucket over the head or you donate $100 to ALS, aka Lou Gehrig's disease. Each video, post, etc to social media is worth $$, depending on reach, easily $100. This disease sucks. Make it go away in your own way. My family and friends did this......

To help wipe out this BS disease- Donate here

Friday, August 22, 2014

Funny highlight videos

Here is a couple of highlight videos set to funny music. I am not sure Depeche Mode or EMF have enough testosterone for today's players, but it is funny that these songs were used for football highlights back in the day.

Here's UW's highlight video from 1991 set to Depeche Mode-

Arizona used EMF's Unbelievable for their 1993 highlight film-

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Top 10 Oregon State Football Highlights #5

This short but sweet video doesn't paint the full picture, but it's great. If you were watching this game, you remember how long it took for OSU to decide to go for two. This was a great game to watch.

Need some motivation OSU football players?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

12 Days till Kickoff, issues loom

Source: Oregon Live

I've been checking on the Beavers pre-season camp and there seems to be a lot of injuries. Some from last year, some new ones. Many of the projected starters are banged up. 

This is not too unusual, pro teams suffer from this problem too. The issue with the Beavers is that it looks like the new generation of ballers are weak(or something).  I understand injuries due to crazy circumstance, but this fall seems like an all out bitch session. 

Injuries are a part of football. So is pain. At first glance, this year's team seems soft. The guys who are tough are injury free(sorta). There seems to be a lot of kids who are either out of shape or have low pain thresholds. This is not a good sign. The Beavers do not have depth. They have a lot of new kids on the block too. They need reps. 

Anything less than an ass-whipping against PSU is BS in IMHO. These kids need to step it up or this is going to be another lumpy long season.

Here is a link to an amazingly thorough analysis of the 2014 Beavers from SB Nation. 

Top 10 Oregon State Football Highlights #7

The key charactaristic of a good highlight film is emotional music, this ones pretty good....

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Glaring issues for the Beavers this year

Mannion is going to have to carry the team this year. There are no two ways about it. The WR core is young and inexperienced. That's not a huge issue if Mannion is the real deal. The RB's and TE's are not pro caliber today. The defense is unproven. A lot of seniors have to step up. Thoughts?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Top 10 Oregon State Football Highlights #8

This highlight of the 2002 Civil War had arguably the most pro players in it.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

On the road #2- Cal

Another video from last year's campaign...awesome

 Are you getting psyched for this season?

Top 10 Oregon State Football Highlights #9

This is a good video of a lot of past highlights. Great historical perspective IMHO.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Good Stuff

Yvenson Bernard is a GA with OSU this year, he was a great back for OSU and will definitely help a running attack that has sucked lately. Markus Wheaton is projected to have a breakout year for the Steelers in 2014. It's good to see ex-Beavers making it in the pro's. Markus was injured last year, but seems to have the skills to produce.

Monday, August 11, 2014

On the road for OSU football

An accurate video on the experience from last year.

Top 10 Oregon State Football Highlights #10

2006 Oregon State Football- Boom As a lead up to the season I am posting IMHO awesome OSU highlights I've found on YouTube. This might be the best OSU highlights reel ever to be honest. The music, hit sounds, excitement, are awesome. But I am starting this at #10, counting down to the first game this year.

Oregon State Dub Step

Enjoy your dub step people.....

Friday, August 01, 2014

I'm back

It's been awhile. I took a break for some time. Not much to post. Throughout the last few years of frustration, there have been so many great players that have played for the Beav's. A few years ago I was a lot more energetic about the Beavers outcome every season. Not so much anymore. While I would like National Championships or a least Pac-12 championships, I am more reasonable these days. The program needs improvements, but those don't come without money. So if you are an alum who reads this, put your money where your mouth is. The reality is that money moves programs, nothing else. Good coaches steward, Riley has done that. With limited resources, based on the alumni's contribution.

Brandin Cooks Oregon State Facility Tour